Kevin’s Law

If you’re forced to rely on random blog commenters to make a point about the prevalence of some form or another of disagreeable behavior, you’ve pretty much made exactly the opposite point.”

Sounds good to me. If I had one quibble I would make it ‘Drum’s Law’ since the semantics of law naming usually call for last names.

We at BJ have a dispensation to defy semantics, because ‘F’s Law’ is too vague and ‘Cole’s Law’ sounds silly.






15 replies
  1. 1
    Steve says:

    “Cole’s Law” sounds tasty, particularly since it’s lunchtime.

  2. 2
    John S. says:

    LOL Steve.

    Nice play on phonetics.

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    demimondian says:

    “Cole’s Law” sounds tasty, particularly since it’s lunchtime.

    Filthy East-coast centric clocks. I’m just finishing my third cup of coffee.

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    RSA says:

    Yes, “Kevin’s Law” sounds too much like something the California legislature might have passed to. . .I don’t know; someone cleverer than I should be able to think of something appropriate.

    “F.’s Law” sounds like a foreign euphemism, somehow.

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    yet another jeff says:

    Yeah, “Kevin’s Law” sounds like a law forced through on emotional appeal, lobbied for by a group of grieving mothers.

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    DwightKSchrute says:

    It really came to light with that Lanny Davis piece in the Wall Street Journal. It’s unbelievable that a legitimate news source like the WSJ would allow such shoddy practices even in an op-ed. Accusing a candidate/party of being anti-semetic based on blog comments, not blog postings but blog comments. That’s borderline David Glass material. I highly doubt Davis had the wherewithal or moxie to plant those comments, but what’s to stop him or anyone else from doing that? And for that matter who can clearly know the intent of any blog comment? Would anyone be shocked to find out that supporters of LGF, Malkin, Red State, etc. were planting over the top comments on Kos, Huffington, Atrios, etc. just so they could turn around and point them out as being proof to their points? And of course it’s a two way street, that scenario is just as likely when swapping the sites listed. The WSJ should be ashamed that they let such reprehensible journalism practices appear on their pages.

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    Steve says:

    Would anyone be shocked to find out that supporters of LGF, Malkin, Red State, etc. were planting over the top comments on Kos, Huffington, Atrios, etc. just so they could turn around and point them out as being proof to their points?

    No. That would never happen.

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    JC says:

    “We at BJ”
    “F’s Law”

    The euphemisms here are getting “suggestive”, I’m just sayin’…

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    Otto Man says:

    Agreed. “Kevin’s Law” sounds like it’s a response to an abducted toddler.

  10. 10

    Cherry Picking Law

    Although Darrell is gonna be dissapointed by this one.

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    Krista says:

    We at BJ have a dispensation to defy semantics, because ‘F’s Law’ is too vague and ‘Cole’s Law’ sounds silly.

    Why be limited by the word “law”? “Cole’s Commandment” has a nice ring to it. As does “Tim’s Decree”

  12. 12

    […] not so sure; pretty intolerant of Drum, who sounds like a Nazi to me. * Posted by Mona @ 8:39 pm, Filed under: Main « « An Inspirational Story on the Nanometer Scale | Main| […]

  13. 13

    […] Man, the nutpickers were out in force after Tuesday’s Ned Lamont victory. As for the law itself, Tim F. suggests “Drum’s Law” instead of “Kevin’s Law” because, as one of his commenters puts it, the former “sounds like it’s a response to an abducted toddler.” […]

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    Steve says:

    For what it’s worth, “Cole’s Law” is an instrumental song by Steve Kimock. It’s very good :)

    http://www.archive.org/search......ata%2Fdate

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    […] First there was Godwin’s Law. Then we had the less noticeable Kevin’s Law and Cole’s Law. Now, after reading the Jonah Goldberg interview in Salon, our commentariat has come up with the “Goldberg Principle”: […]

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  1. […] First there was Godwin’s Law. Then we had the less noticeable Kevin’s Law and Cole’s Law. Now, after reading the Jonah Goldberg interview in Salon, our commentariat has come up with the “Goldberg Principle”: […]

  2. […] Man, the nutpickers were out in force after Tuesday’s Ned Lamont victory. As for the law itself, Tim F. suggests “Drum’s Law” instead of “Kevin’s Law” because, as one of his commenters puts it, the former “sounds like it’s a response to an abducted toddler.” […]

  3. […] not so sure; pretty intolerant of Drum, who sounds like a Nazi to me. * Posted by Mona @ 8:39 pm, Filed under: Main « « An Inspirational Story on the Nanometer Scale | Main| […]

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